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I began my journey into motherhood at the age of 40. I quickly discovered that starting motherhood later in life was a lonely place. The truth is that I had very little in common with other mothers who had children my girls’ age, and that has not changed over time. It was apparent that mothers in my situation need a place they can find honesty, a place where perfection is not required, a place where you don’t need to feel alone. If you were looking for that place, you have found it!

Motherhood Later in Life: Celebrating Our Joy! Dr. B

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I began my journey into motherhood at the age of 40. I quickly discovered that starting motherhood later in life was a lonely place. The truth is that I had very little in common with other mothers who had children my girls’ age, and that has not changed over time. It was apparent that mothers in my situation need a place they can find honesty, a place where perfection is not required, a place where you don’t need to feel alone. If you were looking for that place, you have found it!

    148:Too Old Not to be an Empty-nester

    148:Too Old Not to be an Empty-nester

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that I’m too old not to be an empty-nester. It’s hard to be caught in that place where you're too old to hang around with young parents, but have children that are too young to allow you to do what older parents do. My kids keep me active. They keep me heart-healthy. There are a lot of things that I wouldn't have even attempted if it hadn't been for my kids. They push me out of my comfort zone and that allows me to explore the world once again with fresh eyes.

    • 16 min
    Listen again: The Challenges of Being an Older Mom, part 1

    Listen again: The Challenges of Being an Older Mom, part 1

    My desire for becoming a mother was so great that I never stopped to think about what it would be like to be an older mom. When I did become a mom, I realized that my situation was different from other moms with kids the same age as mine. Even before I had children, I've always been considered weird so I've learned to live with the challenges despite the fact that other younger moms thought I was weird. But through all these challenges, I was still able to get the family that I wanted and love.

    • 17 min
    002: Adding to the family

    002: Adding to the family

    As a mom I feel I need to teach my kids that mom is one person, and one person can't do it all. They are so used to seeing us multitask. But in some cases, it's simply not possible. We need help too. Dad loves the kids as much as mom. When you have two kids in crisis, or four, you're going to have to split up and conquer. And, dad's love is as good as mom's love. Kids need to learn to share their mom with their siblings.

    • 22 min
    147: Father’s Day

    147: Father’s Day

    Dad has a lot of faith and he transmits it to the family and creates a loving cocoon of safety. My kids always feel that things are going to be alright because Dad always makes it alright. My heart is just so full - for my husband, full for myself and my family because we have found a way to make life good.

    • 8 min
    145: The Complexity of Interracial Parenting

    145: The Complexity of Interracial Parenting

    I’m a woman of color in an interracial marriage.
    My mother passed for white because of her features. People often say that I couldn't possibly be her child. My own family also treated me differently.
    I've had lots of painful experiences because of racial discrimination.
    My daughters have very white features but they could still have babies that look like me.
    I have to show my children that despite the fact that some people feel that way about racial differences, there are a lot of people that do not.

    • 21 min
    144: The Communication Conundrum

    144: The Communication Conundrum

    Communication seems to be the biggest challenge that I'm facing now that my daughters are becoming teenagers.
    They each have something to complain about me.
    I keep it in mind that often when my daughters hurt my feelings, they don’t intend to do so. But they still need to understand that they’re hurting me.
    I arm myself with patience and periodically give myself time outs so that I don’t do something or say something that I will regret.

    • 18 min

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